gifts of the pandemic #covid

gentle reminder we are all creating a new world so please keep this foremost in your mind when going about your day and in the decisions you make and in the actions you take or don’t take. the gift of this pandemic is present for us to harness these energies and especially since the injustices and inequalities that are finally being seen, can’t be unseen.

please join me in creating a better world praying and/or intending what you want this new world to be. the veil is thinning as we are remembering who we really are.

we come into this earthwalk needing to forget we are – a limitless spirit of the light that lives forever – in order to learn what we need to learn here. but the choice to remember is always present to us.

the option to go inwards and get present is always available to us – as everything you need is within you. as you remember and heal, so do others – microcosm/macrocosm.

as you envision the new world and other do as well, it becomes reality.

see thru oak leaves sunset


this is my third colouring project using a print of the beautiful art of the talented Indigenous artist, Christ Belcourt. it was a lot of fun. 🙂

colouring third one - art by christi belcourt

may 16 2020

how I love the clouds of father sky and how much information they bring me.

clouds adj

twin red cedars of my youth #poetry #vss


twin red cedars of my youth
how you housed my fears
and what little innocence I had left
you gave me shelter
you took me on journeys
a ladder to freedom
high into father sky
taller than the house
gifting me a giant’s view
I’d braid your bark
into a warrior shield
you enabled me to escape
the homeless home
for a time
I’d weave myself
in and out of your branches
in a temporary dance of freedom
above below in between
embraced in amongst your strong arms
my body protected
we’d play house under you
we had privacy there too
I was sad I had to leave you both
when we moved away
gratitude, red cedars of my youth

The wild animals are returning


So they say wild animals are returning to cities all over the world…

Meanwhile… in Middle Earth. 😂🤣😆

dolphins have returned to italy meanwhile in middle earth

may 4 2020 #micropoetry


vast; father sky expands above you

stunning beauty of expressive clouds

painted by great masters

pulls you into the present moment so fully

feeling the aching juxtaposition of your body relaxing

more than it has in a very long time

as tears flow, your heart may burst

from undeniable validation and support

Envision the New World you want to see after this is over


I wrote this “The ideal world” way back on May 2, 2013 and it’s interesting as we go through this lockdown and I do ceremony and pray regularly that this is pretty much what I have been praying about for our new world.
This now feels even stronger than ever as this pandemic has exposed the inequalities that many turned a blind eye to and so no one can stay in denial anymore and there’s this enormous opportunity for us all to envision what we want in the new world when this is all done.
The ideal world I see is one where people live in harmony – which each other and all creatures, honouring the earth, honouring each other.
A place where people openly care for one another and don’t hesitate to show it… and all are supported in the community regardless.
A place where all people have access to the basics of life – safe, clean, good water and healthy safe non-gmo food, safe good raw dairy, safe clean air, good, affordable housing… and access to a good affordable or free education.
A world where there is acceptance and tolerance and all people are free to express who they are, however they want to… in myriad forms of creative self expression.
A world where there is no such thing as war or abuse – no verbal, mental, emotional, spiritual, ritual or sexual abuse.
A world where people don’t value money and appearance as being so important. Where people are real and don’t wear masks and/or play games.
Where religion is moot. Where no one even thinks to see the colour of a person’s skin. A world wherein all people are celebrated for who they are; our differences and our diversity embraced and valued for keeping life interesting, our world varied, and recognizing that honouring everyone’s inherent gifts and sharing them with the world, makes us stronger.
A world where people grow old holding on to a beginner’s mind – always open to learning and carrying the wisdom that each person on the planet has something unique that only they can teach and share and being open to learning from one another.
A world like this to me… would be bringing the concept of heaven on earth, into being. If I lived in this kind of world, I wouldn’t often feel the longing to go home to spirit… to the oneness of creation… to my pure self… as I do now.
I’d already be living out my soul purpose, living in my spirit self every day, enjoying and acknowledging the pure spirit self of my fellow human beings too… as we celebrate life and beingness; the gift of living in a body and all that offers us, each and every day together… honouring mother earth and enjoying nature and the precious sacredness that this life is.
I am happy to say seven years later I do feel I am living my soul purpose now more than ever before in the healing work I do, the circles I host and the Compassionate Inquiry counselling I offer.
Also, I don’t long to go Home to Creator as much as I did most of my life but if we go back to the old world that was called normal but was anything but, I definitely don’t see myself in that world so something big will be changing and if that’s me passing then so be it.

apr 24 2020 #poetry


looking out over lake ontario
drum beats reflect the heart
swan flies east
neck outstretched
time travel
back to AST
waves of feeling
crash on shore
ocean like
I ache for the pacific
the land that wants me
the land that claims me
the land that repatriates me
raven calling me home

I love birds


tonight I’d a new experience with two robins and a northern cardinal pair that were in a cedar tree. the winds were so strong they all tucked in amongst the branches so I serenaded them for a change 💓 whistling the girl from ipanema to soothe them as they sheltered from the storm. 🙂

Michael Redhead Champagne LIVE on Facebook & Instagram March 30 – April 3, 2020

Michael Champagne is a great person that I love – you will definitely want to check him out! 😎 


via Michael Redhead Champagne LIVE on Facebook & Instagram March 30 – April 3, 2020


What defines a sad song…

listening to music and how much it can lift the spirit and also move me. ❤

Clear Wind Blows Over the Moon


How do you define a sad song – What is it that makes a song sad for you?

Is it because it moves you to tears… is it because it reminds you of a life event that was happening when you first heard the song… is it because the song is part of the soundtrack for a sad movie you saw… does it remind you of a special person or place… is it the lyrics… the tune… the instruments… that it is relatable?

Is it the story of the musician who took his life after writing it… the history of the song that you hear in an interview that makes it sad to you..? Does it remind you of some loss you‘ve experienced – a loved one, a relationship, a time of life, etc? Is it strictly a feeling? Is it indescribable?

Is it sad because it reminds you…

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mar 22 2020 part 2 #poetry #newwaysofbeing #newlife #empowerment #mindfulness #healing


Part 2 to my poem I posted below on Mar 22:

staying frozen in F.E.A.R
Future Events Appear Real
what’s the deal
social media’s unreal
what you focus on and feed
becomes a deep demanding need
we’ve got everything we need inside us
it takes trust and belief to provide for us
you’ve got everything you need inside you
take time to be with the truth of you
stop running way, numbing and hiding
now is the time for reality and presiding
over who you are and who you want to be
now is the time to restore us
to create what we want before us
all of what we ever dreamed of
hope and belonging
for our deepest soul longing
honouring of all life
freedom from all strife
blessings from above
radical acceptance
unconditional love life sentence
given to us every day
the beauty and support of nature
in every way
meditate to get to you
embracing the ultimate truth
of who you are
you’re going to go far
in this new world
cant you see
this is how it always was meant to be

mar 26 2020 #poetry #newwaysofbeing #mindfulness #change


stars shine down
on the city of toronto
with new eyes
taking in all they’ve never seen
all that’s never been
critters creep out of the woodwork
to claim the streets again
silence reigns supreme
shattered by a distant hacking cough
a siren calls
stillness surreal yet serene

Compassionate Inquiry as taught by world-renowned trauma expert, Gabor Maté – weekly group support on Zoom #healing #online #supportgroup


I am considering creating and hosting a C.I. (Compassionate Inquiry) group on Zoom.

It would be audio and chat – no video.

In the workshops I’d lead participants through a meditation in nature and then in creating a support network so that each participant is grounded and stabilized before we explore your feelings.

Then I’d lead the group in a Compassionate Inquiry into your feelings (emotional and/or physical).

Once the Compassionate Inquiry is completed there would be a Q & A in chat.

Sessions would be 40 minutes. If it goes well, I will be running this weekly so people can obtain regular support.

Compassionate Inquiry was taught to me by world-renowned trauma expert, Dr. Gabor Maté.

He taught me that authenticity is at the root of all healing and how having a compassionate witness providing guidance to keep you on track can help you to tap in to your own inherent wisdom, empowering yourself to heal. 

You can read more about this service here:…

Since many people’s financial situation has been altered I would offer this on a sliding scale down to PYWC.

If this is of interest, please comment below or if you prefer, you can email me at soul purpose healing @ gmail dot com (all one word).

If there’s enough interest then we will go ahead. 


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Mar 22 2020 #Healing #Empowerment #Reclamation #Decolonize #Truth


sun on my third eye
as the clouds pass me by
ephemeral colours
blend and merge
clarity surge
wind in the cedars
speaking to me
clearing the struggles
doubled lucidity
of what I BE
so I can see
releasing memories
of times not needed
don’t you know, we’re all star seeded
feeling all of the insanity
not now, but the past you see
the gift of the present situation
we’re all primed for transformation
no more religion of distraction
no more living life a fraction
mother earth, she patiently waited
while we destroyed and frustrated
shallowized and complicated
the heaven on earth that she gave us
colonization, genocide tried to erase us
now is the time to reclaim us
turtle island wants to repatriate us
so the choice it’s up to you
what are you gonna do

jan 28 2020 #poetry #healing #metoo #micropoetry #vss

Clear Wind Blows Over the Moon


I shatter assumptions
in one single blow
of my bubble gum

I breathe lightning bolts
and cry tears of the sun

my hopes are hidden
in amongst memory’s
forgotten songs

rage tattoos my skin
in constellations
of star patterns
that ignite
the night sky
into a thousand
worn sins

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april 6 2019 poem with new art #poetry #vss #nature #healing


new robin
came to me
sat with me
gazed at me
sang to me
taught me to be
I heard him speak
of soon to be
blue eggs
and nests
and how he was so happy to be
fledged and free
and when it was time to leave
he did so
robin by linda johns
beautiful robin artwork by linda johns

mar 9 2020b #nature #ceremony #healing


grandmother moon was shining so bright and full tonight. Smiling face with heart-shaped eyes

her light reflecting on water in patterns of joy. a rainbow around her in magical clouds looking like angels dancing about her with blessings of colourful love. I feel such deep gratitude for her and for this moment.

Beating heart

mar 7 2020 #poetry #vss


let spring come
cherry blossoms bloom
let their petals fall all about
wrap us in cocoon
gently embracing pain and cares
we leave by the shine of the moon
the stars in night sky croon
till our hearts are so full we swoon
reminding us we’re always provided for
loved to the core
The Tree of life Gustav Klimt 1905 via Tindra von Tier
Art – The Tree of life by Gustav Klimt 1905 via Tindra von Tier twitter.

march 2, 2020 #poetry #vss


they flounder about
pretending they know what they’re doing
excited by the not knowing
nervous lips trembling from showing
sure their new love is growing
photo by patrick gillilan
photo lovers silhouette by patrick gillilan

feb 28 2020 #poetry #storytelling #healing


when pain is so much
you stop being you
move into unknown territory
reminiscent of 10 years ago
time slips away rapidly
as does functioning
into an insatiable vacuum
you lose everything
all you thought you were
all you knew
shadows of what was your life
and become new

feb 26 2020f #haiku #micropoetry #vss


sun warms skin golden
stillness beauty astounds
wind blows away pain

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